Analyzing Great Elm Capital Group (GEC) and Smith Micro Software (SMSI)

Analyzing Great Elm Capital Group (GEC) and Smith Micro Software (SMSI)

Great Elm Capital Group (NASDAQ:GEC) and Smith Micro Software (NASDAQ:SMSI) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, dividends, risk and profitability.

Profitability

This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and Smith Micro Software’s net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Risk & Volatility

Great Elm Capital Group has a beta of -0.17, meaning that its stock price is 117% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Smith Micro Software has a beta of 0.27, meaning that its stock price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Great Elm Capital Group and Smith Micro Software’s revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Smith Micro Software has higher revenue and earnings than Great Elm Capital Group.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.7% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 7.0% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by institutional investors. 17.0% of Great Elm Capital Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 17.1% of Smith Micro Software shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of current ratings and price targets for Great Elm Capital Group and Smith Micro Software, as reported by MarketBeat.

Smith Micro Software has a consensus target price of $4.00, suggesting a potential upside of 113.90%. Given Smith Micro Software’s higher probable upside, analysts clearly believe Smith Micro Software is more favorable than Great Elm Capital Group.

Summary

Smith Micro Software beats Great Elm Capital Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Great Elm Capital Group Company Profile

Great Elm Capital Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in investment management and real estate property rental businesses. It provides investment advisory services. The company was formerly known as Unwired Planet, Inc. and changed its name to Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. in June 2016. Great Elm Capital Group, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Smith Micro Software Company Profile

Smith Micro Software, Inc. develops and sells software to simplify and enhance the mobile experience to wireless service providers, device manufacturers, and enterprise businesses in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia Pacific. It operates through two segments, Wireless and Graphics. The Wireless segment offers SafePath Family, real-time family location tracking app; CommSuite VVM, a Visual Voicemail directly to a mobile phone app and email; CommSuite VTT, Voice-to-Text transcription system; NetWise Optics, a mobile analytics solution; NetWise Passport, an automated user onboarding and Wi-Fi service provisioning solution; QuickLink IoT Services Platform, an end-to-end device management platform; and Captivate, a mobile marketing and Big Data platform. The Graphics segment develops various software products, including graphic design and animation, compression, and PC/Mac utilities for consumers, professional artists, and educators. This segment offers Poser, 3D rendering and animation software for photorealistic characters, art, illustration, and digital design; Moho, 2D animation program for creating movies, cartoons, anime, and cut out animations; MotionArtist, a solution for creating animatics and interactive presentations; and StuffIt Deluxe, a solution for documents and media. The company provides its products through direct sales on its Websites, as well as through affiliate Websites, resellers, and retail outlets. It also offers technical support and customer services. Smith Micro Software, Inc. was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California.

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